The Vallonia is one of the most popular Sears homes sold. Available for 12 years (over a period of 18 years), it was in the catalog in 1921, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937 and 1939 with a price tag range of $1,465 to $2,479. It is considered a true kit home with all the lumber cut to length and labeled, which Sears, Roebuck and Company started doing in 1916. Prior to this, they just supplied dimensional lumber cut to size on site.
Material cost of the Vallonia was priced roughly half of what the price of an average home at the time and it wasn’t uncommon for the average person to turn homebuilder and flip these homes. The last catalog was printed in 1940, making this one of the last homes available, but the fact that it was offered for sale in the Roaring Twenties and throughout the Great Depression speaks to its design and timeless style that still looks great today.